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Other union training

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Prospect reps may also attend TUC Education courses run by Unionlearn, and by the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) Education Service. The TUC programme includes both conventional face-to-face courses, offered on a regional basis, and distance learning programmes. The GFTU mainly runs residential courses at weekends.

Applications for TUC and GFTU courses need to be authorised by your Prospect full-time officer or your branch secretary. You will also need to check that your employer will agree to you taking time off for the course, and whether this will be paid or unpaid.

If you are accepted onto a TUC course, please notify POLA. Where circumstances merit, Prospect will fund travel expenses necessary for you to attend TUC training. We will ask you to complete an application form stating why you are undertaking the training and your estimate of the costs involved, in advance of the course. If your application is successful, you will receive a funding agreement giving approval for you to reclaim your travel costs.

The GFTU Educational Trust will pay travelling expenses for attending its courses – its policy is set out in the GFTU Education Programme for the current year.

Please advise POLA when you have completed TUC or GFTU training. This will enable us to make sure that your training achievement is logged against your membership record